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Pitchfork Music Festival

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph Street

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For three days each summer, the Pitchfork Music Festival brings Chicago’s Union Park the best in independent music, with dozens of bands playing the festival’s three music stages. The fest also has a comedy stage that features top comics, a poster art exhibition, a vinyl/CD fair, and a handmade goods market where local artisans sell their crafts. With a significant part of its mission being to provide a very user-friendly music festival, Pitchfork pays special attention to making the experience enjoyable for its attendees. Although little can be done about the humidity, they do provide lots of clean port-a-potties, a variety of cheap food and drink choices, an all-around earth-consciousness (e.g. both free bike parking and vegan tacos are plentiful), and reasonable ticket prices.

Pitchfork Music Festival Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible by bus or train)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: This three-day July music festival features more than 40 indie bands and musicians on three stages. Performances are held on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday
  • Ticket Prices: Single-day passes are $40. Three-day passes are $90. Free admission for children under 10 when accompanied by an adult. No re-issues for lost or stolen tickets.